WELCOME TO THE TEAM TEAL SPRING 2015 YA SCAVENGER HUNT!
This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for the grand prize–one lucky winner will receive one book from each author on TEAM TEAL!
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But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours! Enter here!
So, who am I? My debut YA novel, MY BEST EVERYTHING is a love story steeped in moonshine. My main character Lulu is so desperate to take charge of her future and to leave her small Virginia hometown, she cooks up a scheme to make and sell moonshine to pay for her college education… but things don’t quite work out the way she planned. She never expected to fall for Mason, a boy with no future.
Somewhere along the way on this hunt, I will share an exclusive bonus scene for MY BEST EVERYTHING – where Mason gets his turn to share how things started. In it he describes meeting Lulu on that first fateful night. And Roni tries to write a song, too. Be sure to keep blog-hopping! Collect those numbers!
In addition to the grand prize, right here, below, you can also enter to win a copy of MY BEST EVERYTHING, a mason jar, and book-themed coasters.
And now… I am so very delighted to introduce
Sharon Huss Roat grew up in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and now lives in Delaware with her husband (who makes fonts), her son (who makes music), and her daughter (who makes believe!). She worked in public relations for twenty years before deciding what she really wanted to be when she grew up. BETWEEN THE NOTES is her debut novel. When she’s not writing (or reading) books for young adults, you might find her planting vegetables in her backyard garden or sewing costumes for a school musical.
After her family loses their house, Ivy is forced to move from her affluent neighborhood to Lakeside, aka “the wrong side of the tracks.” Hiding the truth from her friends—and the cute new guy at school, who may have secrets of his own—seems like a good idea at first. But when a bad boy next door threatens to ruin everything, Ivy’s carefully crafted lies begin to unravel… and there is no way to stop them. As things get to a breaking point, Ivy turns to her music, some unlikely new friends, and the trusting heart of her disabled little brother. She may be surprised that not everyone is who she thought they were… including herself. Pre-order it now! (Thank me later!)
Personally, I love when lives unravel – I’m cruel that way – and I love that it sounds like Ivy’s life is complicated and complex. I can’t wait to read it!
EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PREVIEW:
A tattooed arm, lean but well-muscled, stuck out the window. It looked familiar, and when I lifted my gaze to the driver’s face I knew where I’d seen it before. Or, rather, where I’d ignored it before.
The tattoo—an intricate pattern of chains and gears—belonged to none other than Lennie Lazarski, a senior at Vanderbilt High School, and its most notorious druggie.
His long black hair, always tied in a ponytail at school, hung wet and loose around his face like he’d just showered. He looked me up and down, the corner of his mouth curling into a crooked grin.
“Ivy. Emerson.” He punctuated my name like that, slowly, in two parts.
I didn’t think it necessary to acknowledge that I was, indeed, Ivy Emerson. Or that I knew who he was. Not that I could’ve spoken if I wanted to. My mouth was suddenly very dry, and my throat… My throat was doing its squeezed tight thing. I stared at him, blinking. Hoping he’d disappear.
Lazarski’s eyes darted from me to our car to the brown house and back to me. He let out a single, raspy snort of laughter, then gunned the Jeep’s engine again and drove off, stirring up a cloud of dust that billowed at my feet.
That’s right, 3 prizes!
GIVEAWAY UPDATE! So sorry, YASH-ers – my giveaway expired a little too early! But I’ll be doing more giveaways later this month, so leave a comment if you’d like me to let you know when those go live!
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